femicide

Woman found strangled, ex-husband arrested as suspect

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A mother of four was found strangled in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Police suspect her ex-husband who was arrested soon after. Miranda Vacheishvili (40) was apparently strangled with a lead wire. She was living in an uptown district of the capital, and had complained […]

Republican Party presents legislation to combat violence against women

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–In the former Soviet republic Georgia, the Republican Party has proposed legislation that will make femicide a separate crime – a gender-based hate crime which is causing alarm in the country. The Republicans, a party formed by Soviet dissenters in the 1970s, […]

75% of murdered women were stalked for a year: Report

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , |

(DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–75% of women who are murdered in Georgia were stalked by the murderer for 12 months prior to their death, according to a new report. This shocking statistic appears in a new report by the feminist group Safari, which urges the government to use its new […]

Woman shot and killed by ex-husband

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A woman died in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region on Friday after being shot in the head by her ex-husband. The incident happened as the man visited the victim’s house, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) said on Saturday. During an argument […]

Femicide bill rejected by Georgian parliament’s human rights committee

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tamar Kordzaia (pictured) and Tamar Khidasheli proposed the femicide bill. (Photo published by Georgian Dream.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The human rights committee in parliament on Monday rejected a proposal by two MPs from the majority faction to make femicide a crime. It would have taken seven votes for the committee to approve the draft. Only three voted for it; […]

Suspect in femicide case detained by police

By | June 7th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Tbilisi arrested a man on Tuesday who is accused of murdering his wife the day before. The 36 year old man is charged with premeditated murder. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, […]

MPs propose making femicide a separate crime

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Tamar Khidasheli. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two MPs from the parliamentary majority have proposed adding to the Criminal Code a separate offense called femicide, which is the premeditated murder of a woman on the basis of her gender. The bill sets punishment […]